Photo gallery: Asian Games - A look at India’s medal winners

Zee Media Bureau | Aug 21, 2018, 13:03 PM IST
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Sanjeev Rajput

Sanjeev Rajput won India's third silver medal in 50m Rifle 3 positions Men shooting event. He scored 452.7 points in the final to clinch the silver.

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Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma

Shooter Saurabh Chaudhary bagged the third Gold for India at the 18th edition of Asian Games in Jakarta on Tuesday. The 16-year-old defeated Japan's Tomoyuki Matsuda in the Men's 10 metre Air Pistol final. In the same category, Abhishek Verma bagged the bronze medal.

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Ravi Kumar, Apurvi Chandela

India’s Ravi Kumar and Apurvi Chandela bagged bronze medal in 10m Air Rifle Mixed event. India secured the third position with 429.9 points.Taipei won Gold in the event with 494.1 points while China bagged silver with 492.5 points. (Pic courtesy: PTI)

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Deepak Kumar

Indian shooter Deepak Kumar has bagged silver medal in 10m Air Rifle event. The Indian shooter scored 247.7 points while China’s Yang Haoran won the gold medal with 249.1 points. (Pic courtesy: IANS)

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Lakshay Sheoron

Shooter Lakshay won a silver medal for India after he finished at the second spot in the men's trap shooting event in the 18th edition of Asian Games. The total score of the 19-year-old was 43 points. Lakshay lost to Taiwan's Kunpi Yang who scored 48 points. (Pic courtesy: IANS)

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Bajrang Punia

The first gold medal for India in the 18th edition of Asian Games was bagged by Bajrang Punia. While Sushil Kumar was the favourite as the Indian contingent went to Indonesia, the star who shone at the end was Punia. Punia clinched the gold medal in the men`s freestyle 65-kg category defeating Daichi Takatani of Japan 11-8 in the final. It was Bajrang`s second successive gold medal at the Asian Games after his triumph in Incheon 2014 in the 61-kg category. (Pic courtesy: PTI)

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Vinesh Phogat

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat scripted history as she became the first Indian woman to bag a gold medal in 50 kg freestyle wrestling category. While she was expected to get a stiff competition from Japan’s Yuki Irie, she defeated her hands down 6-2 to win the final. The gold also enabled Vinesh to achieve another feat as she became the only woman wrestler to win two medals in back-to-back Asian Games. Vinesh had earlier won a bronze medal in the 48kg category at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. Vinesh also won back-to-back gold medals in Glasgow and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games this year. (Pic courtesy: PTI)

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Asian Games

The 18th edition of Asian Games kicked off with much fanfare and celebration in Jakarta in Indonesia on Saturday. Contingents from across 46 countries converged to Indonesia to participate in Asia’s biggest sporting extravaganza. Over 10,000 athletes from across the countries are participating in the current edition of Asian Games. It is for the first time that India won the gold medal in women’s wrestling event, thanks to Vinesh Phogat. The multi-sport event is being co-hosted by Indonesian cities Jakarta and Palembang from August 18 to September 2.

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